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President Geingob Speaks on Progress Made Since Independence

President Hage Geingob at the 3rd press conference since his inauguration in March, stated that Government has made tremendous progress since the countries’ independence.

The president announced that the poverty rate declined from 69.3 % at independence to 28.7 % in 2009/10. People receiving social grants has increased. Access to electricity almost doubled, there has been an increase in the country’s literacy rate, and the size of Namibia’s national economy increased from N$8 billion at independence to N$141 billion last year.

Spotlight news this week features President Hage Geingob’s announcement on progress made since Namibia’s independence, reflecting on some recent media reports, which according to the Office of the President has significant misrepresentation regarding this issue.

Listen to the president’s speech below: